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Oxford Lieder in Birmingham - Lorena Paz Nieto & Sholto Kynoch

07 February 2020, 13:00 - 13:50

Lunchtime Recital


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The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
University of Birmingham
B15 2TS

We are delighted to begin a new partnership with the University of Birmingham and Barber Lunchtime Concerts, presenting exceptional young singers and including works by leading contemporary composers, in the wonderful concert hall of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts.

The prize-winning Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is a former Oxford Lieder Young Artist. Together with pianist Sholto Kynoch, she performs Judith Weir’s Spanish Liederbooklet as well as a selection of Spanish songs, including works by Granados and Rodrigo.

Free admission.

For more information about this event, please visit The Barber Institute of Fine Arts website.

Pre-concert talk 12–12.30pm

Listening to Song

Katy Hamilton offers encouragement and advice to those who perhaps feel that song recitals are not for them, and giving further insight to those who already enjoy the genre.

Artist Portrait

Lorena Paz Nieto

Lorena Paz Nieto


Spanish soprano Lorena Paz Nieto is a previous winner of the Oxford Lieder Young Artist Platform, and the Ludmilla Andrews Russian Song Prize. Lorena’s operatic roles include Morgana in Handel's Alcina, Drusilla, Fortuna and Pallade in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, Amore in Monteverdi’s Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for the Grange Festival, Barbarina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Diane in Offenbach’s Orpheè aus Enfers, Pannochka in Rimsky-Korsakov’s May Night and Cis i... Read Full Biography
Artist Portrait

Sholto Kynoch

Sholto Kynoch


Sholto Kynoch is a sought-after pianist who specialises in chamber music and song accompaniment. In addition to a busy performance schedule and a fast-growing discography, he is the founder and director of the Oxford Lieder Festival, the UK’s most renowned song festival, which recently won a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society Award. In recent years he has appeared at London’s Wigmore Hall, the Palau de la Música in Barcelona, the Berliner Konzerthaus, the Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore, the Opéra de Lille... Read Full Biography